Does Gut Health Impact Good Health? (Yes!)
The people who coined the phrase, “You are what you eat,” were close. It’s more like, “You feel as well as the bacteria in your gut breaks down what you eat and impacts your microbiome.” Not quite as catchy, right? But the takeaway here is that GI health is directly linked to your well-being. So gut health=good health. (Now, that’s got a ring to it!)
It seems easy for most of us. We eat, food enters our digestive tract, we digest, we excrete. But your 30-foot-long gastrointestinal tract doesn’t get nearly the credit it deserves for its role in your overall health.
It’s a complicated place, connected to organs and filled with trillions (with a T) of microbes that affect many facets of your health, from your immune system to your metabolism and even your mental state. The Human Microbiome Project is studying the wonders around this science. During their research, they discovered that good bacteria is vital – and one of the things these tiny bacteria do to provide health benefits is help our gut!
The National Institutes of Health offer several tips for keeping your gut health in check, including:
- Managing normal stress through techniques like breathing, mindfulness, healthy diet, and exercise
- Talking with your doctor about supplemental healthful bacteria like probiotics
- Creating a routine and setting a bedtime for your gut, as your GI tract is most active in the morning
- Getting the recommended hours of sleep
If you could find a supplement for men and women that had both probiotics AND other benefits, well, wouldn’t that be divine?
Zenwise® thought the same thing. That’s why we’re thrilled to introduce our newest line of supplements called Zenwise+. It’s four products that all start with the base of two digestive powerhouses: A Reliably Alive™ Probiotic PLUS a Kombucha Gut Health Blend. Remember our recent blog on the benefits of Fermented Tea?
That’s the base of our Kombucha Gut Health Blend, a powder form of Fermented Tea. The formula also includes Gingever™ Ginger Root Extract (Rhizomes) and Apple Cider Vinegar Powder to support your digestive function.
Let’s spend a minute more talking about that powerful probiotic. Clinically studied DE111® (Bacillus subtilis) is a live, spore-forming probiotic that builds a shell around itself for protection to make it resistant to environmental factors such as temperature, so it is still effective when it gets to you. Some people refer to this as being “shelf-stable.” So, in addition to building that shell called an endospore, DE111® promotes digestive health and a healthy GI tract and supports regularity, while also aiding against occasional constipation or diarrhea.
And don’t forget Gingever™, a bio-available form of ginger, which helps ease occasional stomach discomfort and supports normal digestion and gastrointestinal comfort.
So, great! Now we have a Kombucha and Probiotic-powered dietary supplement with a variety of premium ingredients that support your digestive health. Now what? Well, now it gets even better.
We’ve paired this powerhouse with four other commonly requested supplement needs, including: Sleep, Chill, Beauty, and Focus, and created a formula for each one of those. We can’t wait to tell you more about each of these that are coming to market in the coming weeks! Let’s get started:
Probiotic + Kombucha + Chill:
Our premium Mood and Chill Support Blend features clinically studied Sensoril® Ashwagandha, which may help manage normal stress, maintain normal emotional balance, and promote a sense of relaxation and mental alertness. But that’s not all. This supplement also includes a vegan form of Vitamin D (D3 as Cholecalciferol) called VegaDELight, and 5-HTP, a precursor to serotonin. This is the ingredient that helps to promote a healthy mood balance.†
Probiotic + Kombucha + Sleep:
Is there anything better than getting a good night’s sleep? How about getting a good night’s sleep WHILE your digestive system is working well? Zenwise’s calming, non-habit-forming botanical formula is made with CherryPure® Tart Cherry (a natural source of melatonin), Valerian Root, and Kiwi Fruit. The goal here is to promote a sense of calm for deep and restful sleep as part of your new sleep habits. And there’s no added melatonin in this formula, either. This unique product also contains Aquamin® Magnesium which may support relaxation and sleep quality.†
Probiotic + Kombucha + Beauty:
Beauty really does come from the inside out – especially when it’s coming from your gut!
This formula includes a Beauty From Within Blend, which includes Organic Broccoli Sprouts Powder, Hyaluronic Acid, and Silica (from Bamboo Extract) to provide antioxidant support. This blend may support skin, nail and hair health, all while supporting the production of collagen. Joining that team of beauty-boosting power is Dermaval™, a proprietary blend of botanical goodness clinically shown to support healthy levels of elastin. Among the ingredients are Pomegranate Fruit Extract, Asparagus Shoots, Okra Pods, CoffeeBerry Coffee Fruit Extract, Quercetin, Acerola Fruit, Camu-Camu Fruit, Cabbage Palm (Acai) Fruit, and Mangosteen Fruit.
Probiotic + Kombucha + Focus:
So the gut really does impact all of your systems – including your brain. That’s called the enteric nervous system (more commonly called the gut/brain axis), and it connects the gut and brain via neurotransmitters that support feelings and emotions. Our Zenwise Focus Support Blend is focused on that relationship, delivering the gut nourishment with DE111®, Kombucha, and Ginger Root Extract. Then Ashwagandha helps enhance mental stamina, and promotes mental clarity and focus.†
Find out more
Are you as excited as we are to try these new products? We’ll be writing more about these products in the coming weeks, and our Customer Service Team is learning about them as well. So check back in this space, find us on social media on Facebook and Instagram and let us know what you’re most excited about!
As always, we’re available to answer your questions seven days a week at firstname.lastname@example.org or M-F from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at (800) 940-1972.
† These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.